Abram Maury

Abram Maury (HMY7Q)

Location: Franklin, TN 37064 Williamson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 55.792', W 86° 53.748'

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Abram Maury (1766-1825) came to this area from Virginia in 1797 to settle on 640 acres he purchased from Major Anthony Sharpe. In 1798, he reserved a square-shaped area of 109 acres for a town he intended to name Marthasville for his wife. Instead, the town was named Franklin in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Maury, who was a prosperous planter, surveyor and state senator, donated lands for a public square, streets, and a Methodist Church. His log home, Treelawn, stood a short distance north. The nearby family cemetery, where he and Martha are buried, remains inside Founders Pointe.
HM NumberHMY7Q
Year Placed1994
Placed ByWilliamson County Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 2:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 509399 N 3976174
Decimal Degrees35.92986667, -86.89580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 55.792', W 86° 53.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 55' 47.52" N, 86° 53' 44.88" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 Founders Pointe Blvd, Franklin TN 37064, US
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